Dancing with the Stars is a totally unique series, based on a UK original, that pairs a celebrity with a professional dance partner as they train and then compete in front of a studio audience in a televised dance competition. They will be judged by a panel of experts and also by viewers at home, with one couple being eliminated each week.
From ABC’s press release, March 2017… The new celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” are donning their glitzy wardrobe and slipping on their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
The season 24 premiere marks the 400th episode of “Dancing with the Stars,” and this season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes the greatest Olympic gymnast in history, a two-time World Series champion – and the show’s first baseball player, a real housewife of Beverly Hills, a bull rider who survived a catastrophic injury, a member of the popular band Fifth Harmony, a “Saturday Night Live” alumnus and the original “CuchiCuchi” girl, to name just a few.
Erin Andrews as Host (Season 18- )
Samantha Harris as Host (Season 1-9)
Tom Bergeron as Host
Brooke Burke as Host (Season 10-17)
Bruno Tonioli as Judge
Carrie Ann Inaba as Judge
Len Goodman as Judge (Season 1-20, 22- )
Julianne Hough as Judge (Season 19-21)
key behind the scenes crew
Ashley Edens-Shaffer as Executive Producer
Rob Wade as Executive Producer
6/1/2005 – continuing
current season is the 24.
reality, knockout, entertainment
network and production companies
ABC – BBC Worldwide Productions